Welcome to Findlay City Schools

Superintendent’s Message
September 2019

As Superintendent of Findlay City Schools, I feel deeply grateful to be in a caring community that is meaningfully engaged with our schools, supported by staff who work together for the benefit of all students.

As we start this new school year I would like to extend to you my sincere appreciation for all of the ways you have contributed to each child’s education, supported our teachers and staff, and advocated for excellence in our schools.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank local businesses for their support of your Findlay Trojans.  You may have noticed around town, many businesses have put Trojan signs in their windows showing their continued support!

It is hard to believe that the 2019-2020 school year is here! I hope you and your family had time to Sharpen the Saw and enjoy some time together.  We are excited to announce we have a new look to our website and we have new tools to help us better serve our families. These include an online registration process for all students.  That means no more mountains of paperwork to fill out and return. Instead, families can take care of this process at their convenience and each year just make the minor changes that may need to be made.

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Educating and Empowering for Life!

Quick Links

Progress Book

Check Grades and missed assignments. Click Here for Progress Book help with login issues.

Student Email

Student Gmail Account & Student Google account (username@findlaycityschools.org)

Change Password

Students can change their known password at the following link: Change Password. If you do not know your password, you (or your teacher) will need to request a password change from the Technology Department.

Office 365

Access to Online version of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Click here to access the online book resources

School Text Alerts

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School Lunch Menus
Community Opportunities for Students

Community events available for Parents & Students

Final Forms

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School Start & End Times

  • Washington Preschool (Preschool)
    9:25am – 12:05pm & 1:00pm – 3:40pm
  • Primary Schools (Grades K-2) 9:15am – 3:40pm
  • Intermediate Schools (Grades 3-5) 9:05am – 3:30pm
  • Lincoln Elementary (Grades K-5) 9:05am – 3:30pm
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8) 7:25am – 2:30pm
  • Findlay High School 7:30am – 2:40pm

A Tradition of Excellence…

Findlay City Schools is located in the heart of Hancock County and is an excellent public school system. Serving a growing cultural and economically diverse population the Findlay City Schools encompasses approximately 37 square miles. Presently, the district is comprised of one high school, two middle schools, one intermediate (4-5) building, two intermediate (3-5) buildings, one K-5 building, two primary (K-2) buildings, two primary (K-3) buildings, one preschool building, and the Findlay Digital Academy serving over 5,566 students. The Findlay Trojan tradition of excellence in academics, athletics and all extracurricular activities are based on collaboration between our students, staff, administrators, parents and community who take great interest in our students. The well-qualified and caring staff is committed to creating an outstanding learning environment and a culture for excellence that supports and encourages our students and staff in their academic, extra-curricular and personal growth.

Be Part of The Tradition

Open Enroll – Free Tuition – While Seats Are Available

1:1 Chromebook Information

Quick Links

Progress Book

Check Grades and missed assignments. Click Here for Progress Book help with login issues.

School Text Alerts

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School Lunch Menus
Community Opportunities for Students

Community events available for Parents & Students

Online Payment(s)

Click here to easily pay your student fees online!

Student & Parent School Forms

View District Forms & Resources

District Boundary Map

View a map of the Findlay City School District Boundaries, Bus Routes & sign-up for up-to-date information on transportation changes.

TROJAN LIFE

PERFORMING ARTS

Get involved in the Performing Arts with Findlay First Edition, Pantasia, Orchestra, Band, Choir and more!
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ATHLETICS

The opportunity to participate in our athletic programs is extended to students in the Findlay City School system.
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FCS District Strategy

FINDLAY CITY SCHOOLS

2015-2020 Strategic Plan

Mission Statement: Educating and empowering for life

100% of students
will graduate
on time.

100% of graduates will be enrolled in post-secondary or in the workforce within six months of their program.

Findlay City Schools will provide safe educational facilities that foster positive learning environments.

Findlay City Schools will develop and implement plans to ensure sufficient funding for current and future operations, programs, and facilities.

FCS will create learning environments in which all students, staff and families will feel physically and emotionally safe, valued, and engaged.

Findlay City Schools will serve as a partner in addressing root issues in Hancock County through collaborative efforts.

Enrollment

ADMISSION OF INTERDISTRICT TRANSFER STUDENTS

The Board shall permit any student from any school district in Ohio to apply and enroll in the District schools free of any tuition obligation, including special students as defined in O.R.C. 3313.64 (F), provided that all procedures as outlined in the administrative regulation are met,
including:

  • Application procedures including deadlines for application and notification of students and the superintendents of adjacent districts whenever an adjacent district student’s application is approved.
  • Procedures for admission
  • Interdistrict Enrollment Application (PDF or Word)
  • District capacity limits by grade level, school building, and educational program are determined
  • Native students and previously enrolled adjacent students having preference over first-time applicants
  • No requirements of academic, athletic, artistic or extracurricular skills shall be required
  • No limitations on admitting handicapped students except if services required in an IEP are not available in the District
  • No requirement that the student be proficient in the English language
  • No rejection of any applying student because the student has been subject to disciplinary proceedings, except that if an applicant has been suspended or expelled by the adjacent district for 10 consecutive days or more in the term for which admission is sought or in the term immediately preceding the term for which admission is sought.
  • Procedures to ensure maintenance of an appropriate racial balance in the District’s schools
  • No applying student shall be admitted on less than a full-time basis, it being the intent of this provision to preclude a student from an adjacent district from selectively participating in only a portion of this District’s curriculum simultaneously retaining active status in another district.


INTRADISTRICT SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

The Board believes students should be permitted to attend their school of choice within the District. As such the Board will permit students to apply for attendance at their school of choice based upon criteria established by the school administration. The specific criteria shall include:

  1. Application procedures, including deadlines for application and
    for notification of students and principals of alternative schools
    whenever a student’s application is accepted. Only students wishing
    to attend another school need apply.
  2. Procedures for admitting applicants to other schools including but not be limited to:
    • establishing District capacity limits by grade level, school building, and education program;
    • requiring students enrolled in a school building or living in the attendance area of the school building established by the Superintendent or Board be given preference over applicants;
    • ensuring that an appropriate racial balance is maintained in the District schools.
  3. Intradistrict Enrollment Application Form (PDF or Word)

The Findlay City Schools 2017-2020 Strategic Plan Objectives 3 & 4 Finance & Facilities

  • Findlay City Schools will provide safe educational facilities that foster positive learning environments.
  • Findlay City Schools will develop and implement plans to ensure sufficient funding for current and future operations, programs, and facilities.

Finance/Value/Assessment Strategy: FCS will review facilities routinely, judging their cost effectiveness and potential for future educational capabilities.

Action Steps

  1. Director of operations will facilitate and maintain a rolling 5 year maintenance plan aligning P.I. revenue with capital and maintenance needs.
  2. Finance committee, including the treasurer, will utilize a measurement tool to assess facility value. (including improvements, functionality, value of neighborhood, maintenance costs, students served)
  3. Administration will monitor enrollment trends and its potential impacts on facilities. (structures and grade configuration)
  4. Facilities department will continue to explore energy savings opportunities.

Five-Year Forecast

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1:1 Device Initiative

This is an exciting time in Findlay City Schools (FCS). The district is implementing a 1:1 program, one Chromebook computer for each student, in grades 3 through 12 and is adopting Google’s G Suite for Education for all grades. These changes will provide access to communication, resources, and learning tools like never before and are part of our journey to implement student centered learning. Students will be able to communicate, create and collaborate, as well as develop and apply their critical thinking skills in a new age of digital media that was not available to the world just a few years ago.

Findlay City Schools educators are dedicated to continuing to offer rigorous and engaging learning opportunities for students. We’re excited about working with our students as they learn good digital citizenship in a safe and responsible atmosphere. We will continue to be amazed by what our students create and how they incorporate the tools of their generation into the learning that will shape their future. Tools like a Chromebook will allow them access to software that will encourage their artistic abilities, improve their reading and writing, and push them to think critically as they spark new interests and insights into their journey of being a lifelong learner.